TrixBox – Easy to Install Asterisk-based PBX

Trixbox, formerly Asterisk@Home doesn’t get a lot of credit, mainly because of it’s former name. Don’t be fooled by how easy it is to install and configure, Trixbox is a fully-functional PBX. In fact, probably 70-80% of people looking for an IP PBX need not look further than using Trixbox. Trixbox would be ideal for SOHO/SME’s looking to venture into IP telephony.

This very comprehensive software package includes:

  • Asterisk Open Source PBX – This is basically the CORE of the product and what makes it a PBX.
  • CentOS Linux – A very good and secure Linux ‘flavor’
  • FreePBX – formerly called “Asterisk Management Portal or AMP”, this is a web based application for configuring the system. Fairly easy to use and understand, and quite powerful.
  • Flash Operator Panel – Nice monitoring tool to view realtime operation of your PBX.
  • AstBilling – Pre-paid calling card management software built for Asterisk.
  • SugarCRM – Open source version of a very good CRM application with native integration with Asterisk.
  • And more!

If you want to join the Asterisk bandwagon, and don’t know where to start, I strongly recommend starting with TrixBox. And I’m betting you won’t need anything else but this software package.

One Reply to “TrixBox – Easy to Install Asterisk-based PBX”

  1. I agree, in the past I thought that trixbox is just a starting point and just move to a better system later. Turns out it is the best out there. Good post man

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